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Wider Wargaming => Painting & Modelling => Topic started by: FierceKitty on 19 December 2019, 04:08:48 AM



Title: Strakes.
Post by: FierceKitty on 19 December 2019, 04:08:48 AM
Painting strakes on 1:3000...those things are the devil's work, I tell you!


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: paulr on 19 December 2019, 06:15:53 AM
I feel your pain


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: ianrs54 on 19 December 2019, 09:12:22 AM
Did once do gun ports !


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: FierceKitty on 19 December 2019, 09:32:15 AM
They don't make that good a showing in small numbers and close up, but I'm sanguine about the prospects once there are proper fleets, and a few coastal forts etc. Here Orion, Minotaur, and Ajax test the water.


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: Ithoriel on 19 December 2019, 11:53:26 AM
They look pretty good to me FK! Nicely done.

Waiting for some 1/4800 versions myself.


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: Ithoriel on 19 December 2019, 12:06:04 PM
Waiting for some 1/4800 versions myself.

Just arrived. Ooh! They are dinky. :)

Well done Tumbling Dice.


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: FierceKitty on 19 December 2019, 12:35:08 PM
1: 4800? You're a brave man, sir.   ;)


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: Glorfindel on 19 December 2019, 02:48:23 PM
Just learnt a new word....    :D


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: paulr on 19 December 2019, 06:45:16 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd

The 1:4,800 Tumbling Dice are dinky, but they paint up really well :)


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: FierceKitty on 19 December 2019, 06:52:06 PM
I had a girlfriend called Dinky once....


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: mollinary on 19 December 2019, 07:14:54 PM
I had a girlfriend called Dinky once....

Dinky I think I understand, but why “Dinky once’. Oops, perhaps I understand!


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: FierceKitty on 19 December 2019, 07:45:03 PM
Clearly she no longer resembled an 1805 frigate.


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: mollinary on 19 December 2019, 07:50:17 PM
Clearly she no longer resembled an 1805 frigate.

Well, doh!  Obviously!


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: FierceKitty on 19 December 2019, 08:13:35 PM
Though she was a former very high level tennis champion; must have been as trim as a frigate in her heyday.


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: mollinary on 19 December 2019, 08:45:24 PM
Though she was a former very high level tennis champion; must have been as trim as a frigate in her heyday.

Lucky you, even if only once!


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: FierceKitty on 20 December 2019, 01:27:13 AM
It was on the rebound from my divorce. I was any woman's for the taking.


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: FierceKitty on 21 December 2019, 05:21:57 PM
When do we get to see HMS Dinky?


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: Ithoriel on 21 December 2019, 06:02:55 PM
When do we get to see HMS Dinky?

Not until the bases I ordered arrive at the very earliest :)

Possibly not until after I've finished painting some of my chibi ninja.

Currently busy playing games of "Call to Adventure" with any of my friends and family who'll sit down long enough

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/020/639/037/3a49053266272c21a4ba538a45f7519b_original.png?ixlib=rb-2.1.0&crop=faces&w=1552&h=873&fit=crop&v=1530391955&auto=format&frame=1&q=92&s=ba6e3a04752539e2e53c2caa465e5762)(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/021/902/508/e3db5fbbd908d5709308ebb83f124e31_original.png?ixlib=rb-2.1.0&w=680&fit=max&v=1531614306&auto=format&gif-q=50&lossless=true&s=e5ada599309b1e476a5cedf51a05f3d9)


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: Techno on 22 December 2019, 07:40:20 AM
Those look rather spiffy, Alexander.  :-bd

(I had to look up what Strakes were  :-[.......Are they difficult, 'cos the masts and sails get in the way, when you're trying to paint them ?)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: FierceKitty on 22 December 2019, 08:04:46 AM
Painting straight lines is already a challenge to my limited ability; on a hull an inch long, with little gunports in the way - not easy. But thanks for the compliment; I think they WILL look pretty good en masse.


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: FierceKitty on 22 December 2019, 09:16:06 AM
The Red Squadron is based; here we see Victory, Great Percy, Temeraire, Orion, Agamemnon, Africa, Leviathan, Conqueror, Ajax, and Minotaur.  Five more squadrons of line to be done, and some frigates too. And the land forces, of course.


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: FierceKitty on 22 December 2019, 09:16:37 AM
More.


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: FierceKitty on 22 December 2019, 09:21:20 AM
Lions led by Dinkies. Which may explain the odd orientation.


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: Dr Dave on 22 December 2019, 09:30:05 AM
Stroke problems? Use artists pens.


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: FierceKitty on 22 December 2019, 09:44:21 AM
Trying every trick I know. But I'm pretty satisfied with the look at gaming distance.


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: Techno on 22 December 2019, 10:42:46 AM
That look more than damn good to me.  :)

(Why is there a shuriken on the table ?......Is this what Lee throws at you, on the odd occasions you win ??......I think we should be told. ;))

Cheers - A Twerp.


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: FierceKitty on 22 December 2019, 10:57:23 AM
I think we all know that a wife of even average competence has no need of weapons to control her husband.


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: ianrs54 on 22 December 2019, 11:42:16 AM
That look more than damn good to me.  :)

(Why is there a shuriken on the table ?......Is this what Lee throws at you, on the odd occasions you win ??......I think we should be told. ;))

Cheers - A Twerp.

It's a compass rose you dozy welshman !!!!  ;)

name the film quote


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: Techno on 22 December 2019, 04:44:08 PM
I know it's really a frigging compass.....You Muppet. ;)

(But no idea of the film....Doesn't ring any klaxons, at all....)

Cheers - A Dozy Welshman. ;)


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: mollinary on 22 December 2019, 05:15:10 PM
Compass Rose. - The Flower Class corvette in ‘The Cruel Sea’?   Jack Hawkins at his magnificent best as the captain!


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: paulr on 22 December 2019, 06:24:51 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: pierre the shy on 22 December 2019, 08:28:49 PM
Compass Rose. - The Flower Class corvette in ‘The Cruel Sea’?   Jack Hawkins at his magnificent best as the captain!

"Snorkers....good oh"  ;)

Nice looking ships Kitty 8)


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: ianrs54 on 23 December 2019, 08:42:56 AM
No - the film is Zulu - CSM to two privates -" And dont forget your bundle you dozy welshmen " to the patrol going out.


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: FierceKitty on 25 December 2019, 09:47:20 AM
The White is based. Blue undercoated.


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: FierceKitty on 26 December 2019, 06:07:00 AM
Stroke problems? Use artists pens.
You know, it's working pretty well. Thanks.


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: FierceKitty on 26 December 2019, 06:09:26 AM
Just arrived. Ooh! They are dinky. :)

Well done Tumbling Dice.

You might like to check out the coastal and other forts by Brigade Models: http://brigademodels.co.uk/SmallScaleScenery/French%20Coastal%20Forts.html

http://brigademodels.co.uk/SmallScaleScenery/Historical%20Forts%20and%20Military%20Installations/SSS-8081.html


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: Ithoriel on 26 December 2019, 09:38:32 AM
What? These ones? :)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/4514/PB9Xef.jpg)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/5628/KS75UG.jpg)


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: FierceKitty on 26 December 2019, 09:46:07 AM
OK, disregard heads-up aforegoing.


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: Ithoriel on 26 December 2019, 09:58:04 AM
OK, disregard heads-up aforegoing.

As it turned out, unnecessary. But appreciated none the less.


Title: Re: Strakes.
Post by: FierceKitty on 26 December 2019, 11:04:39 AM
Fort Boyard looks so absurd I'm tempted to get one.